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Thinkering Studio - Journal Reflection Rubric
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Journal Reflection Rubric
Journal Reflection Rubric
"We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience."
What did you learn?
How did you learn it?
What does that tell you about yourself?
What does that tell you about learning?
Documentation & Reflection Prompts
Entries primarily describe what the student did during class (process), the tool(s) they used, or what they made (product)
Some variety of Reflection Types (see below), though slightly more entries of Type 1
Shows metacognition about the project (process or product)
Monitors progress toward goals and revises actions or goals as needed
Variety of Reflection Types (see below)
Shows metacognition about the project (process and product) and learning
Identifies and changes habits that are impediments to successful learning
Entries are consistently short
Several entries are shorter than a standard paragraph or
Entries make sense only to a person familiar with the author and Thinkering Studio
Entries average about a standard paragraph
Entries describe complete ideas & make sense to an outsider (C.E.R.)
More than 1-2 entries are missing or 1-2 entries are missing & some entries are out of order
All entries are present, but out of order, or all entries are in order but 1 or 2 are missing
All entries are present, in order
Journal table is no longer formatted like the
Journal is properly formatted
You are not expected to write Type 3 reflections only. Ideally, your reflections will include a roughly equal amount of each kind.
What you did
What you made
What you learned about your tool(s) or topic
What you were thinking
What you felt/experienced
What you learned about yourself
What strategies you used and how they worked
What strengths/weaknesses you noticed
Students assess themselves (or does this go to type 3?)
Evidence of a Growth Mindset?
Poses probing questions to self
What you learned about learning
How this connects to other topics or the world/life in general
Transfer of learning from earlier projects, experiences, or classes
Transfer of learning from current project to another class or outside project
Changes in perspective about self or learning
Noticing patterns/connections within or across projects
What "Big Ideas" you experience/connected with -
Learning by doing
Taking time - the proper time for the job
F.A.I.L. or You can't get it right without getting it wrong
Pay It Forward
Adaptability, Managing Complexity, and Self-Direction
Curiosity, Creativity, and Risk Taking
Higher-Order Thinking and Sound Reasoning
Teaming, Collaboration, and Interpersonal Skills
Personal, Social, and Civic Responsibility
Prioritizing, Planning, and Managing for Results
Effective Use of Real-World Tools
Ability to Produce Relevant, High-Quality Products
One example of a FAILure we had was
not being able to post our video and find the right song for our highlight reel.
It took us too long to find the song we wanted to use. That took time away from editing and finishing the video and we didn't have enough time to upload it.
Next time we will try to upload the video earlier and look for a song at the beginning of our project
Another failure we had was trying to make a you tube account
but then we realized if we have a google account we have a you tube account.
This week we had a better understanding on some stuff.
We were having trouble on how to use the tripod. We had it unstable and we didn't know how to set it up. We also learned how to edit the videos a little better and how to transfer the videos.
We learned more this week than we normally do
Type 1 - What you learned about your tool(s) or topic
One way I demonstrated "self-monitoring" was
noticing that my group is more likely to get distracted when the three of us "work" together.
When we each have different jobs to do and we know how to do them we work well. When we need to teach each other how to do things we do well. When we are all working together we sometimes get distracted by our non class discussions. But, our big problem is
when we have to wait for someone to finish a job
Sometimes we even distract that person which slows us down even more.
* Type 2 - What strengths/weaknesses you noticed
What patterns did you experience/see?
From doing these projects, I have experienced patterns about the steps of each project in the kit
The first step is always wetting the leather. Then you trace the pattern on paper and then on the leather. Next, you stamp the leather add dye it. Finally you add any final touches you want.
One way I/we helped someone else today was ... to critique someone in my group and give them feedback on their project
This was helpful because it can give them more creative suggestions and give them things to think about that could help them improve their project. Communicating my ideas for someone else's project can be delicate.
* Type 2 - Noticing patterns/connections within or across projects
* Type 3 - Effective communication - interpersonal skills
help on how to format text
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